Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has won his fifth Ballon d’Or award.
The 32-year-old was awarded the accolade at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the glitzy bash in the French capital, Paris on Thursday.
Ronaldo defeated his arch rival Messi as well as PSG forward, Neymar.
“I feel very happy, it’s a fantastic moment in my career,” Ronaldo said upon collecting the award, standing with his mother Maria Dolores and his oldest son Cristiano Jr.
“I’ve waited a long time for this. This has been a stupendous year for me, we won the Champions League and La Liga and on a personal level I was top scorer in the Champions League.
“Trophies help me win prizes like this and I have to thank my teammates at Madrid and Portugal. They’ve been very important to me.”